Android 5.0 Lollipop introduces full device encryption, and for those who are receiving the update by OTA, it won’t be enabled by default. However, devices shipped with Android Lollipop, such as the Nexus 6, will have the encryption turned on by default. In benchmarks done by AnandTech, it seems that full device encryption comes at the price of performance.
Apple could be set to include Beats Music in its new versions of iOS starting from next year onwards. The music streaming service will supposedly be bundled with iOS devices and will be included as a standard feature in a future update to iOS some time in early 2015. According to a report from Financial Times, the service will continue to use its subscription-based model and will likely be rebranded.
Android 5.0 Lollipop has begun rolling out to devices, and some users are complaining that it is making their devices unusable. Some users are reporting WiFi and audio issues, while apps built with Adobe Air have been removed from Nexus device and are refusing to be reinstalled.
It definitely feels good to see smartphone manufacturers preparing the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their devices. Earlier, we saw several screenshots of the HTC One (M8) running on the latest Android Lollipop version based on HTC Sense 6.0 UI and now, thanks to Sammobile, say hello to an in-depth look of how Lollipop looks on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with TouchWiz.
Looks like Nokia’s not the only one to unveil its first-ever tablet at Slush 2014. Just moments ago, Jolla – comprised of former Nokia staff – has announced its first tablet known as the Jolla Tablet. Interestingly, Jolla is making it a crowdsourced effort – with early backers able to purchase it for just $189 (about RM635).
Three people that were suspected to have ties with the development of the Wirelurker virus, a malware that originated from China which was targeted towards iOS and OS X devices, have been arrested by the local authorities. Apple has also stifled the spread of the virus after it affected an estimated 350,000 users.
iOS 8 is a beautiful mobile operating system from Apple and it brings some interesting features like Continuity, but when it was first released, it raised a whole load of problem. One of the worst was how the update slowed down older iOS devices like the iPhone 4s and iPad 2, and if you’re one of the ones suffering from a laggy device, check it for an update now.
Xiaomi has officially opened its first Mi Exclusive Service Centre in Malaysia. Aptly situated in Plaza Low Yat in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Mi Exclusive Service Centre promises to offer world-class service and support for owners of Mi smartphones and accessories. This includes a two-hour turnaround time for smartphone services and repairs, a hallmark aimed in all Xiaomi Exclusive Service Centres.
The recently announced Oppo R5 currently holds the title of “thinnest smartphone in the world”, but it won’t for long if Vivo has anything to say about it. The Vivo X5 Max will apparently be only 3.75mm thick according to promotional materials, putting it at the extreme limit of how thin smartphones can go.